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As we announced in our last update, Endeavour Press have published ‘To Run A Little Faster’, ‘The Werewolf Trace’ and ‘Every Night’s A Bullfight’. The first time any of these titles have been released in e-book format. We are pleased to say that ‘The Censor’, and ‘Golgotha’ are now also available for your Kindle. Please check our Facebook page, ‘The Complete Works of John Edmund Gardner’ for the latest news. Please check your individual country Amazon for availability. Let us know if you have problems in getting titles you want. 


The new year begins and Endeavour Press have published ‘To Run A Little Faster’, ‘The Werewolf Trace’ and ‘Every Night’s A Bullfight’. The first time any of these titles have been released in e-book format. We are also expecting to see ‘The Censor’, and ‘Golgotha’ over the next few weeks. Please check our Facebook page, ‘The Complete Works of John Edmund Gardner’ for the latest news. Please check your individual country Amazon for availability. Please let us know if you have problems in getting titles you want.


Yes it is that time of year again where we take a paragraph or so to look back at what has been happening John Edmund Gardner wise. A big thank you goes out to Endeavour Press who have published all the Boysie Oakes E-Books as well as The Secret Generations Trilogy. ‘The Secret Houses’ made it onto Amazon’s top 100 Historical thrillers list coming in at 22 while around the other side of the globe in Australia ‘The Secret Generations’ topped Amazon’s Kindle bestseller list at NUMBER 1. Once again JEG is in the bestseller lists! Go to your favourite online retailer for all John Gardner ebook titles.

Over in Germany Cross Cult published ‘Licence Renewed’ in September and will be publishing ‘For Special Services’ and I’cebreaker’ in February 2015. On the subject of Mr. Bond, november 2015 will see the release of SPECTRE movie 24 in the franchise. if you cannot wait until then to get SPECTRE back in your life, grab yourself a copy of ‘For Special Services’.

Just as I was putting this update together I was informed that Endeavour Press are to re-publish one of John’s classic thriller/horror novels ‘The Dancing Dodo’. A bestseller that has been a favourite amongst his fans for years. Not only that, but an option on the film rights has also been bought.

Well as the year draws to a close, thank you all again for visiting this site and connecting with us via our Facebook page and our Twitter account.

Also back by popular demand with a slight update (well actually we still have not found the stack of SAAB winter driving photos we know exists somewhere) is last years Christmas header photo. JG in the SAAB and snowmobile in the snow!

Christmas and New Year greetings and best wishes to you all. 

Simon Gardner December 2014 




Seems like this date roles around quicker every year. Seven years since his passing but in those years we have seen the re-printing of all his acclaimed James Bond continuation novels in physical and Ebook formats on both sides of the pond. Thank you IFP, Swordfish, Orion and Pegasus Books.


All the Boysie Oakes books are out now as Ebooks thanks to Endeavour Press. The Kruger novels out in Ebook from Bello and Mysterious Press. The Secret Generations Trilogy also as Ebooks again from our good friends at Endeavour Press. Of course Moriarty (Quercus UK & Harcourt US) the third in the series was published after his death. He did have the outline for the fourth but that was not meant to be. In the US the first two Moriarty novels were re-published by Pegasus Books. John also entered the Guinness Book of Records for writing more James Bond Books than the original creator Ian Fleming. We are currently having discussions regarding all of John’s other works of fiction  as to when, how and the best way to bring them back to the marketplace. This will include getting the Derek Torry novels back again after their brief Ebook appearance and disappearance!

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The Final Volume Of The Secret Generations Trilogy
Now Available For Your Kindle

John Gardner's ‘The Secret Generations’ was acclaimed as one of the classic works of Cold War espionage fiction. 

‘The Secret Families’ is the final shattering move in the trilogy, the checkmate from a grand master of espionage. 

The year is 1964. 

The Cold War is at its height and Caspar Railton, the 'wounded lion' of the Railton clan, which for decades has dominated British Intelligence, is dead. 

Even worse, evidence has emerged suggesting Caspar was a traitor and suspicion surrounds not only the Railtons but also the Farthings, the American family of spymasters connected by marriage to their British counterparts. 

Yet Naldo refuses to accept his uncle's guilt and is determined to clear both families' names. With his cousin Arnold Farthing he embarks on a quest to uncover Caspar's past, a mission which takes both men deep into some of the most dangerous territory any agent can enter … 

'The Secret Families' completes John Gardner's The Secret Generations trilogy, which is a giant work of fiction drawn from the dramatic history of Britain’s intelligence and security services. Through the story of one family, the Railtons, whose lives become caught up in some of the greatest struggles of the twentieth century, Gardner traces the birth, the early clashes, the successes and failures of the organizations now known as M15, M16 and GCHQ. 




'Cool polished story-telling with all the sexy sidelines in the best James Bond tradition'

Evening Standard

Drastic plans are being put into action. 

But Boysie Oakes, the suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence, is unaware of the events unfolding around him - and is revelling in being free from the treacherous clutches of Special Security. 

Boysie, his former boss Mostyn and Charlie Griffin, have set up their own Security Service, GRIMOBO. 

Their first assignment has brought them to New York and Boysie has snatched a vacation at Cape Kennedy. 

Life is looking up. 

But, of course, something has to go wrong. It's just a small thing. Some light-fingered swine makes off with a Saturn V rocket. 

What's more, Boysie seems to have disappeared too. 

The same thieves that wanted the rocket want Boysie. For a change, though, they want him alive. Very much alive. 

And totally functional. 

Boysie’s holiday turns out to be the trip of a lifetime and he ends up travelling further than he ever expected. But all is not lost as of course a beautiful woman is also along for the ride. 

And Boysie Oakes is about to be plunged into the most dramatic adventure of his career.



And Boysie Oakes is back in another terrifying adventure. 

The reluctant assassin has been sent to Berlin to make a kill 'in the cold' on the other side of the Wall.

Trying to remember his own code-name, he is soon battling enemies that include Russian secret servicemen, psychotropic drugs and a silky Chinese stripper called Rosy Puberty.

Both the Soviets and the Chinese want to track down his target, and Boysie is caught up in a deadly game of power politics.

And despite his best efforts, Boysie finds himself drawn into a far more sinister conspiracy - a face-to-face confrontation with the legendary Soviet spymaster General Khavichev.

‘Madrigal’ is the fourth in the Boysie Oakes series of novels by John Gardner. Tightly written and packed with incredible twists, ‘Madrigal’ is a brilliant continuation of the story of Gardner’s cowardly professional assassin.

"Cool polished story-telling…"
Evening Standard





The Secret Houses is its explosive sequel. 

Two families - the Railtons in Britain and the Farthings in America - are at the heart of a titanic political struggle, their fates intertwined in the secret world of Intelligence by blood, love, loyalty and betrayal. 

The British Secret Intelligence Service and the American Office of Strategic Services are locked in a desperate struggle to destroy the war machine that threatens the future of the world - and once again the Railtons and the Farthings are drawn into the secret struggle. 

Both families are intimately concerned in the fate of the Tarot resistance network, operated by Caspar Railton under the nose of the ruthless SS officer Hans-Dieter Klaubert, known as the Devil of Orléans. Caspar has recruited his nieces Caroline and Jo-Jo as undercover agents in France, and their disappearance coincided with the break-up of Tarot. 

The truth about Tarot and the fate of Caroline and Jo-Jo is at the heart of this enthralling instalment of an Intelligence saga that has been hailed on both sides of the Atlantic as a classic of espionage fiction. 

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May, 1910

The world is on the eve of a war set to ruin the lives of a whole generation.

The Railton family are intimately involved in the world of espionage, which will become so crucial to the conflict’s outcome.

With the death of General Sir William Railton, the family patriarch and hero of Balaclava, the family is thrown into a world of violence and intrigue.

Manipulated by the new head of the family, the ruthless arch-intriguer Giles Railton, each member of the dynasty comes to play their part in the ‘Great Game’ of Intelligence.

Through the story of one family, whose lives become caught up in some of the greatest struggles of the twentieth century, John Gardner traces the birth, the successes and the failures of the organizations now known as MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.

From the battlefields of the Western Front to Russia on the eve of revolution, this epic work of fiction tells the story of the dramatic history of Britain’s intelligence and security services.

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But a straightforward mission start to go awry when his mark turns up dead without Boysie lifting a finger. 

Who killed him? And why? 

It is only when he is introduced to a sadistic finishing school, run by the mysterious and dangerous Doctor Klara Thirel, that the mystery starts to unravel. 

Surrounded by troubled girls galore, including a certain Petronella Witching, Boysie is pulled into the biggest espionage foul-up of the century. 

With the help of Petronella, as well as a handful of self-important, and at times incompetent secret agents, Boysie dives into the mysteries behind the dead Member of Parliament, the sexually charged finishing school, and – most of all – who and what is behind the top-secret Amber Nine.

The third Boysie Oakes adventure is now available from Amazon UK and Amazon US